"Hole Yr Terror Close" as written by and Ian Parton....
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Here
The future is only so near
Why should we all be alone
Every night on the way home
This time
We should be starting again
Get up, I'm counting to ten
Seeing you comb all your hair
Pretending that no one is there
You know
It can be better than that
But wait until tomorrow morning
Learning to be you is what hurts most
Close your eyes and hold your terror close

Out here
I hear you come in loud and clear
I carried you till it got dark
And then walked you home through the park
You're right
Strangers are easy to like
Thunder and lightning will strike
Make the move, you'll get the knack
Echoes that don't answer back
Just please
Give me a chance to say no
But wait until tomorrow morning
Learning to be you is what hurts most
Close your eyes and hold your terror close


Lyrics submitted by langdon, edited by goldengrass

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    General CommentIt's funny how none of the Go! Team's songs mean anything, except this one, which seems to have so much meaning it could explode. Gorgeous song.
    ReActoron January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so warm and comfortable and puts you at ease, and thats what its all about, just relaxing and trying to find ways to cope with bad things that may surround you.
    God2005on December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's

    Learning to be you is what hurts most

    I love Chi when she sings this song. And when she's not singing this song.
    calvins_hobbieson January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are what I wish the lyrics were. The real ones are kind of lame.
    langdonon January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso yeah, Chi is pretty adorable.
    langdonon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what Langdon means... I'm listening to the song right now and those are the lyrics I hear...

    Anyway, when I listen to this song I get the impression that Chi is conquering her fear of strangers by carpooling. I know, that's not what the song's about. Whatever. But listen to these parts:

    "why should we all be alone
    every night on the way home"

    "carried you 'till it got dark"

    "you're right
    strangers are easy to like"

    Also, something I noticed: What if this lyric
    "maybe if we look at the map
    everything done is a wrap"

    is really

    "Maybe if we look at the map
    Everything done is a rap"

    Since all the other lyrics on the album are raps, and this is the only song that is actually sung.
    Max(well)on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"see if you come out ahead
    pretending we know what is there"

    i think its about the darkness of being lonely.

    and i actually think that line above is

    "seeing you comb all your hair,
    pretending that no one is there"

    in reference to someone being watched.
    and why would people have to only watch others?

    "you know, it could be better than that"
    tropical icelandon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese are the actual lyrics

    here
    the future is only so near
    why should we all be alone
    everynight on the way home
    this time
    we should be starting again
    get up I'm counting to 10
    seeing you combing your hair
    pretending that no one is there
    you know
    it can be better than that

    but wait until tomorrow morning
    learning to be you is what hurts most
    close your eyes and hold your terror close

    out here
    I hear you come in loud and clear
    I carried you till it got dark
    and then walked you home through the park
    you're right
    strangers are easy to like
    thunder and lightning will strike
    make the move you'll get the knack
    echoes that don't answer back
    just please give me the chance to say no

    but wait until tomorrow morning
    learning to be you is what hurts most
    close your eyes and hold your terror close
    langdonon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLangdon is absolutely right.
    Dustgunneron March 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a failing relation ship "We should be starting again" wanting to start over have things be like they used to.

    "Learning to be you is what hurts most" says to me someone expecting you to be like them and you trying to be that. That's what hurts mos since you really only want to be yourself, but this person you love expects you to be like them. So you try to be what they want you to be but it invariably fails. It huts the most since you want them you love you for you.

    Which brings us to "Strangers are easy to like". New relationships are easy with someone almost a stranger who can easily be the person you expect them to be, while getting to know someone can be disappointing. There are other things in there that bolster the argument but those are the key points i think.
    bripeaceon July 17, 2008   Link

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